Six tellers story the theme Wit’s End.
Ever had a moment, or year, like that?
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Sunday, January 24, 2020 @ 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST
Rick Hall’s stories take audiences on a journey, from his days as a boy growing up on a farm in Illinois to an actor in Los Angeles. Second City producer, Joyce Sloan, dubbed him a “modern day Mark Twain”. Rick also has a podcast of his stories called “So Sez Rick”, available on your favorite podcast platforms.
Born January 6, 1948
Los Angeles, CA
Raised by parents Joseph Jackson and Maybelle Wade Jackson
With my brother Theron
50/50 public school/home school. Tire shop brat, actor in film and television
Observed life from the perspective of a custodian for 7 years
Bought, rehabilitated and sold residential real estate
Built pivotal custom cars
Helped to raise a boy and a girl
married 46 years
LA resident for 72 years
Lila Lee Silvern is a graduate of the UCLA Theatre Arts Department and received a Masters Degree in Bilingual Education from CSUN. She appeared in a series called The World Comes to Los Angeles for KLCS and developed educational curricula for second language learners.
After retiring from a long career as a teacher and director of programs for immigrant and migrant students, she is creating a new image as a story teller and writer. She has published a book of short stories, Confessions of a Geriatric Prom Queen, a children’s book, Nick and Nellie Go to College and soon to be available, Chalkboard Confidential.
Lila Silvern’s other passion is the Drew Silvern Dollars for Scholars chapter of Scholarship America, which provides scholarships to children of migrant workers and honors the memory of her son, Drew.
Melina Sempill Watts is a California based writer. Her first novel Tree is the story of 229 years in the life of a California live oak from the point of view of …the tree. Last year Tree won best new fiction at Beverly Hills Book Awards.
Watts’ writing has appeared in New York Times motherlode blog, Earth Island Journal, Sierra Magazine and elsewhere.
A conservation consultant, Watts will commence work as Watershed Consultant for the North Santa Monica Bay via a contract with Los Angeles County in early 2021. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in history.
David O’Shea lives on the Island of Cyprus in the armpit of the Middle East, having been moved from Bermuda, and ten years ago, Los Angeles. Before Los Angeles he worked as an actor and a NYC taxi-driver for 8 years and that, he thinks, is what made him what he is — a man who became intrigued by the stories that came from the back seat of a taxi when his fares confessed their secrets to #336304 as he shepherded them from place to place in the City which became his heart.
David O’Shea zooms in from the island of Cyprus tonight where he has been living for two months in a village founded circa 5000 B.C. He has finally learned that Mediterranean has two “r”s and one “t” – correcting a mental glitch he has had for decades.
He has told stories from his night work as a NYC taxi driver (1977-1985) so tonight will be a departure for him.
Mike Lambert received a BA in Theater from UCLA and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Musical Theatre Workshop. Regional and summer stock theater: West Side Story, Shenandoah, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Writing and storytelling credits include Homo on the Range (Adventures at Oil Can Harry’s) and Dear Mrs. Eddy: Letters from a Bad Christian Scientist. In New York City, he performed his solo cabaret act at The Duplex, Jan Wallman’s, and Don’t Tell Mama. He appeared regularly as a stand-up comedian at The Improvisation in New York and was a freelance joke writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As a vocalist, he sang the national anthem for the New York Mets and debuted at Disney Concert Hall in 2018 as a vocal soloist with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic. A reading of his short story Stranded was recently performed on KPCC radio’s Unheard LA live story series. In 2019, he appeared in the musical revue Still Struttin’ with Maybin Hewes Sherman at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA, singing “I’m Still Queer.” Mike appears regularly at Beverly Mickens’ Story Salon in Valley Glen where his freak flag flies high and proud. He is currently also a counselor in the English Ph.D. program at UCLA.